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Richmond plans to retire from La Crosse Council, while another member seeks different office



A long-time La Crosse city council member is retiring. 

Andrea Richmond will not seek another term in the April election. Richmond has served the far north end of La Crosse in the 1st District, first winning election in 1989. She also represented that area for a few years on the county board. 


Tamra Dickinson has declared as a candidate for Richmond’s seat.

Another council member, Scott Neumeister of the 2nd District, indicates that he’s planning to run for the La Crosse school board in April.  

North side residents had a keen interest in the La Crosse School District referendum in November, with concerns that Logan High School could be merged with Central into a new building. The referendum was soundly defeated.

Neumeister’s council seat is also on the ballot at that time, but he has not declared as a council candidate.

Four other city council members — Barb Janssen, Larry Sleznikow, Jenasea Hameister, and Chris Kahlow — have all declared as candidates for the April ballot.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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